East Central Railways cancels 370 trains for Janta Curfew
Besides, the ECR has cancelled over 42 mail and express trains till March 31 either originating from or passing through the jurisdiction of the zone due to poor occupancy rate of passengers.Updated: Mar 21, 2020 18:57 IST
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘janata curfew’ on Sunday amid the novel coronavirus scare, the East Central Railways (ECR) on Saturday said all passenger trains (370) will remain cancelled during the period.
Besides, the ECR has cancelled over 42 mail and express trains till March 31 either originating from or passing through the jurisdiction of the zone due to poor occupancy rate of passengers.
The decision was taken by the Railway Board after a meeting with General Managers of zonal railways including ECR to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in India.
According to the chief public relation officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar, 370 passenger trains under ECR zone originating from different stations between March 21-22 midnight to 12 on March 22 shall not run. He said the 80 long-distance mail express trains starting between 4 am and 10 pm on Sunday have been cancelled in the ECR zone.
The CPRO said that all passengers coming by trains from Mumbai and Pune region shall be thoroughly screened all stations. He said four special trains are leaving Mumbai and Pune with residents predominantly of Bihar.
“Trains are cancelled keeping in view the availability of alternate trains for passengers and ensuring that no passenger shall remain stranded. Full refund is being given to all whose trains have been cancelled,” the CPRO said.
Also, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has ordered the cancellation of all on-board catering services in all mail and express trains until further notice.
Some trains cancelled till March 31
20503/20504 Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express
12453/12454 Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express
12281/12282 BHUBANESHWAR-NEW DELHI
22465/22466 Madhupur-Anand Vihar
15619/15620 GYANPUR ROAD-KAMAKHYA
82355/82356 PATNA-C SHIVAJI MAHARAJ T